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Great Sand Dunes Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mosca
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
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“Very good place to spend an evening”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Lodge may not look like much but it is a peaceful, quiet place to sit and relax with a glass of wine and watch sunset on the dunes from your small patio which faces the dunes.
Everything was clean and well supplied. The people who manage the Lodge were helpful and allowed us to check in early. There was coffee brewed in the front officeby 6AM if you wanted an early start and did not have time to stop at the Oasis restaurant for breakfast.
Very nice place to spend a quiet evening.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed in lots of motels and I can tell you this one is terrific. The room is very thoughtfully appointed. We had a fridge and microwave, so we could eat in the room. If it had been bit warmer we could have eaten outside on our patio with a view of the sand dunes and its hummingbird feeder. The hanging space was good. The bath a night light. There were 2 boxes of tissues. I mention all this because I frequently don't find this in extremely expensive hotels. The owners were very nice and obviously thoughtful. This was the start of a driving trip and it was the best place we stayed!

Stayed May 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Very Clean well appointed with beautiful view. The owners are very friendly and hospitable. Being it was the ONLY place within 20 miles of GSDNP we were a little skeptical but were pleasantly surprised. Great morning coffeee and food at the nearby Oasis restuarant was very good.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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South Elgin, Illinois
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

The lodge is a great place to stay as its very close to the Great Sand Dunes NP, along with great views of the dunes from every room. The nearest town, Alamosa is a little over 30 miles away, but being where the lodge is located, you get an excellent view of the entire San Luis valley and the way the lights in the distance shimmer is quite lovely as well as how the moon shines off the dunes.
The room, pool and everything was very clean and the owners are very friendly and helpful. Your only dining choice is the restaurant/shop at the bottom of the hill (not affiliated with the lodge). We had dinner and breakfast here and both were good, If you are looking for nightlife (the kind that you would expect out in the wilderness, you will be most happy) with crickets, mule deer and the possible bear, this is the place for you! The park is open 24/7, so its a great place to go out on the sand at night, watch the stars and look for the occasional deer. We will stay here again next time we plan a visit to the dunes!

Room Tip: All rooms have great views of the Dunes!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

My husband and I visited Great Sand Dunes National Park in early August 2012. We stayed at the Great Sand Dunes Lodge for two nights, since there aren't any other choices in the area. Nonetheless, the lodge was very clean, nice, and had a lot of amenities. Since they have a monopoly in the area, they don't have to be so nice, so it's great to see.

Our room had 2 queen beds, a small fridge (3 ft high), a small microwave, free WiFi, a small LCD TV, and an A/C unit. All of these items functioned. We would've found the room to be small for an extended stay (with all our hiking and golfing equipment), but it was fine for our short visit.

The room was very clean. The bathrooms looked recently updated and were very clean and well-equipped, with nice, bright lighting.

There are lawn chairs behind each room so that you can sit outside and admire the awesome view of the dunes and the background mountains.

The lodge has a swimming pool, which we did not use. There was also an on-site restaurant, which we did not visit. Outdoor grills are also available, which we did not use.

The owners (I assume) who checked us in were very friendly and willing to accommodate requests and offer suggestions about local things.

Overall, we were very impressed with the place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had such an excellent time at the Great Sand Dunes Lodge. Great lodging with a beautiful view of the national park. The patio has hummingbird feeders with the most wonderful display of hummingbirds. The morning coffee was very, very good. Excellent hospitality. Could not ask for more. We will definitely be back!!

Room Tip: Each room equally great
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Montreal
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

This was a great place. The room was large, with 2 queen beds, a table and 2 chairs inside, and 2 chairs on the back deck with a small table. There's a microwave, fridge, hot drinks in the lobby, and gas BBQ's to use, so we cooked a very nice meal for ourselves, and ate it while looking at the sand dunes with mountains in the background and following the antics of the many hummingbirds at the feeders. The bed was the most comfortable we had during our Colorado trip, and we stayed in 8 different places. The bathroom was large and had the only bath during our vacation as well! We even had a swim in their indoor pool. The 11 a.m. checkout allowed us to visit the park early, then come back and have a meal before we left. The owners are super nice. I highly recommend visiting the National Park, and if you do, this is probably the best place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Great Sand Dunes Lodge
Address: 7900 Hwy 150 North, Mosca, CO
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Location: United States > Colorado > Mosca
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Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mosca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 256
Also Known As:
Great Sand Dunes Hotel Mosca
Great Sand Dunes Mosca
Great Sand Dunes Lodge Colorado/Mosca

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